Saturday, October 16, 2021

Loveland police sergeant linked to violent Karen Garner arrest resigns

A Loveland Police Department sergeant has resigned following an independent investigation into the use of force against Karen Garner, a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was thrown to the ground and wounded by an officer.

Sergeant Phil Metzler was a supervising officer who responded to the scene and approved the use of force by Officer Austin Hop. Additionally, Metzler, along with two others, signed off on the use of force in August 2020, two months after the incident, according to court documents.

In June 2020, Garner began paying unpaid — $13.88 — from a Walmart store in Loveland after she was stopped by employees who took items back. Staff called Loveland police and Hop confronted Garner, threw him to the ground, broke his arm and dislocated his shoulder. Hope faces a charge of aggravated assault in this incident.

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Earlier this month, Loveland agreed a $3 million settlement with Garner’s family over the violent arrest.

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